The incumbent will perform Injury Prevention activities and Program Assistant duties. The incumbent is responsible for collecting, reviewing, and compiling injury data. Incumbent will develop injury prevention education tools to increase awareness on methods and strategies to prevent injuries. Incumbent will provide and perform administrative support in support of the Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Injury Prevention (IP) program. Provide program related relevant, accurate and timely information to participating programs, school and/or tribal, state and federal entities. Manage and track all expenditures, and budgets related to the EHS as well as Injury Prevention grant activities. Identify and participate in events enhancing EHS and Injury Prevention program activities and connection with community; guide and motivate participants to actively participate. Coordinate all aspects of the Car seat and CAPP programs. Gather, compile and submit data required for program performance and evaluation.
INJURY PREVENTION FUNCTIONS
- Collect injury data through established methods; TCRHCC electronic health record, Navajo Nation office of Criminal Investigation and the Tuba City Police department.
- Prepares Excel spreadsheets to track and maintain Injury Prevention data. Prepares reports and enters data through various informational software systems.
- Assists the manager in stablishing injury trends and create measurable objectives for injury prevention education.
- Assists in conducting Injury data, and prevention information presentations to community stakeholders to include Senior centers, Head starts, area schools, service area chapters, TCRHCC board of directors and other stakeholders.
- Ensure supplies and equipment for staff and participants for Injury Prevention classes or meetings are available in advance
- Maintains sufficient supplies of car seats for the car seat program as well as the Children are Priceless Passengers (CAPP) programs.
- Coordinates Car seat and CAPP classes for the TCRHCC service area communities.
- Schedules and leads Injury Prevention Committee meetings, prepares and shares injury data and trends with committee members.
- Work closely with Environmental Health Officers to advise and consult on injury prevention issues for individuals and targeted groups.
- Participants in mandatory in-services regarding Fire Safety and OSHA. Understands and adhere to established compliance, safety, and quality assurance standards.
- Willing to attend and if applicable receive certification in areas of Suicide Awareness such as ASIST and Mental Health First Aid to augment the Injury Prevention program.
- Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
- Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
- Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee, and external customer satisfaction.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT FUNCTIONS:
- Demonstrates a pleasant, professional demeanor while greeting, addressing employees and visitors. Assist employees, clients and visitors by answering questions in a knowledgeable manner and providing appropriate information to meet the objective of the inquiry. Maintains meeting calendars, types correspondences, tracks department budgets and expenditures, processing invoices, payments, travel advances, and travel reimbursement requests necessary. Establishes, maintains, and updates records of all staff personnel folders. Prepares Excel spreadsheets to track and maintain various EHS and IP programs.
- Tracks project initiatives within departmental plans assigned by the Environmental Health Officers. Assist in compiling statistics and organizing data for the EHS staff. Prepare specific reports regarding multiple projects, strategic plan, annual budget, or other report and documents as directed.
- Ensure supplies for staff and participants for EHS and IP classes are available in advance. Identify needs of participants and link them with appropriate staff to fulfill their needs. Interact with participants to identify their needs, develop goals, and create goal achievement plans; identify best services to address their needs and attain goals. Ensure all files on each participant are kept up to date and database reflects latest attendance details. Update and maintain accurate and detailed participant records.
- Manages the TCRHCC Car Seat program including; ordering and ensuring an adequate supply, educating the public about proper installation and usage of car seat restraints; recruits Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST). Monitors expiration of certification for CPSTs, notify and find certification opportunities for CPSTs.
- Schedules meetings including room and equipment reservations. Performs research efforts and prepares PowerPoint presentations through the direction of the Supervisor.
- Obtain emails for survey report recipients, copy and electronically send survey reports and letters to appropriate recipients, and file hard copies in a timely manner. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for the various functions, decisions and actions of the EHS staff and office; establishes and maintains client files.
- Assists with Community Health pandemic response to include Check point screening, Screener/Greeter, and community connector (food/water/sanitizing supplies distribution) duties as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is mostly sedentary, position involves prolonged ability to sit, twist, and reach, frequent ability to stand, walk, bend, and maintain balance. Must also have ability to occasionally drive, climb, kneel, and crouch. Sensory requirements for position include the ability of prolonged far, near, and color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech over the telephone and in person with others, hearing overhead pages, and ability of prolonged telephone use. Must have ability to frequently carry items weighing up to 24lbs and occasionally will need to carry items up to 75lbs. Require the ability to carry items such as books, patients’ charts, car seats, educational materials and equipment, papers and related documents or files. Must also have the ability to push and pull frequently up to 10lbs and occasionally up to 50lbs. Position requires ability of both hand manipulation of simple and firm grasping, fine manipulation and prolonged use of keyboards.
Must be able to prioritize and use good judgement; coordinates a variety of issues while being intermittently/frequently interrupted. This position requires teamwork with integrity, honesty, and to ensure completeness of work. Mental and emotional requirements include the ability of prolonged concentration, handling a high degree of flexibility, handling multiple priorities in stressful situation, demonstrating high degree of patience, and working in areas that are close and crowded. Requires ability to frequently cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, work alone, and occasionally will need to cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way and manage altercations,
May frequently be exposed to extremes in temperature or humidity. Occasionally may be exposed to infectious diseases, chemical agents, dust, fumes, gases, unprotected heights, and loud noises.